JHU-Engineering for Professionals is seeking an instructional designer to join the Center for Learning Design (CLD) team to assist in the development of online and technology-facilitated courses. The candidate will work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team to plan, design, develop, and revise online courses and faculty development initiatives
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
80% Instructional Design
• Facilitate the concurrent design and development of multiple online courses while promoting faculty members’ engagement with the course development process and ensuring the use of instructional design best practices and adherence to quality standards. • Review and edit instructional materials (I.e., video, PPT, graphics, etc.) to ensure that they are of the highest quality and inclusiveness (I.e., ADA, UDL) for all learners. • Collaborate and consult with faculty members on the effective use of instructional design strategies, web-based resources, multimedia technologies, and instructional software and systems for online course development. • Collaborate with faculty members to ensure instructional integrity of the course development projects through a method of systematic design and clear course standards and objectives. • Serve as a member of a course development team, which may include subject-matter experts, faculty, instructional technologists, multimedia specialists, etc. • Maintain a collaborative relationship and open communication with other members of the CLD and the Center for Media and Digital Initiatives (CDMI) team. • Manage overall course development process from inception to completion; provide ongoing feedback and assistance to faculty for further enhancement of online courses in a timely manner. • Initiate and supervise the online course builds within the learning management system (Blackboard). • Manage project timelines and coordinate with team members and partners to meet project deliverables.
10% Special projects
• Lead and collaborate with team members on special projects to help EP and CLD achieve its goals. • Research, evaluate, and integrate new and emerging educational technologies for improving student learning within online courses.
10% Faculty Development
• Create faculty-training resources on best practices for online instruction and use of educational technology. • Facilitate faculty development workshops on best practices for online instruction and use of educational technology. • Contribute to annual faculty programs and meetings.
Bachelor’s degree in instructional design, instructional technology, education, or related field
Three years of progressively responsible experience in course design and development, faculty training, or program/course assessment/evaluation required.
Advanced degree may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
M.A. /M.S. degree in instructional design or an education–related discipline.
Minimum 5-years of professional experience in an academic and/or corporate environment, designing and developing online instruction.
Two to three years teaching experience, preferably at the higher education level and/or online.
Experience developing instruction for science, technology, engineering, or math disciplines.
Demonstrated use of Quality Matters™ rubric or similar course design quality standards.
Experience working with both Mac and PC platforms.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to be flexible, agile, and work as a team player to adapt to rapidly changing global circumstances impacting CLD workflow.
Proven ability to continually adapt and learn new procedures, systems, and software applications.
Demonstrated experience in applying instructional design theories and methodologies.
Demonstrated experience in applying pedagogical principles for designing distance and online instruction for adult learners.
Knowledge (awareness/appreciation) of current and emerging instructional technologies and demonstrated experience in integrating these in online instruction using best practices.
Experience working directly with faculty members and/or subject matter experts.
Ability to utilize strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills when interacting with faculty members and colleagues internal and external to the organization.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and solve problems in creative and productive ways.
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Knowledge of current WCAG 2.1 AA recommendations.
Familiarity with graphic design elements appropriate for online instruction.
Demonstrated experience working with streaming audio and video, compression methods, file types and formats, and related software and platforms (i.e., Camtasia Studio, Kaltura, etc.).
Ability to communicate and collaborate using a variety of meeting tools (i.e., Zoom, MS Teams, etc.).
Demonstrated experience with learning management systems.
Advanced Microsoft Office skills (e.g., PowerPoint, Sharepoint, MS Teams, Excel).
Competency with basic HTML editing software and basic image manipulation software, such as Photoshop.
Classified Title: Instructional Designer Working Title: Instructional Designer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,945 to $83,865 - Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm, Up to 37.5 hrs/ week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001473-EP Personnel Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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